Cameron Wright

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.B.A., Ohio University; M.S.A. in sports administration, Ohio University; B.S. in economics, Bowling Green State University


Cameron Wright is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. He has an M.B.A. and a Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University, as well as a B.S. in economics from Bowling Green State University.

Prior to coming to Pardee RAND, Wright worked for IMG Worldwide, a sports, fashion, and media agency, as director of trademark licensing. There, he managed consumer product licensing programs for major corporate and university clients. He has also worked for the University of Washington and as a consultant in a small business incubator focused on Appalachian Ohio.

At RAND, Wright has studied restaurant menu calorie labeling requirements, devised and implemented a quality ranking system for over 500 engineering colleges in India, helped the U.S. Army improve deployment processes, and conducted a survey analysis of U.S. Special Operation Forces on their attitudes regarding the integration of women into their units. His dissertation studies college major field of study selection, major switching behavior, and its effects on graduation rate and time to degree.

Recent Projects

  • Examining Consumer and Producer Responses to Restaurant Menu Labeling Requirements
  • India College Rankings
  • Joint Strike Fighter: Managing Production, Transition, and Configuration Change
  • Assessing and Improving Deployment Readiness
  • Assessement of the Civlian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project

Honors & Awards

  • RAND Spotlight Award, RAND Corporation
  • Pardee RAND Teaching Assistant of the Year, Pardee RAND Graduate School